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What’s On: Queen of Hearts at Midlands Arts Centre

By: Pramod Thomas

LIVE PERFORMANCE

JUBIN NAUTIYAL

When: Friday December 10 and Saturday December 11

Where: SSE Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 0AA & Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester LE1 3UD

What: The popular Indian singer behind songs like Lut Gaye, which has been viewed over a billion times on YouTube, delivers a hit-filled concert with a full live band.

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Jubin Nautiyal

BOTOWN – THE SOUL OF BOLLYWOOD

When: Saturday December 11

Where: The Slade Rooms, Broad Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HP

What: A concert featuring the acclaimed multicultural soul band that reboots Bollywood classics with a shot of late 1960s soul and funk, taking you on a musical trip from Memphis to Mumbai.
www.fatsoma.com

INDIAN MUSIC AND FLAMENCO

When: Friday December 17

Where: Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG

What: Special concert with renowned multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav
OBE on sitar and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Ignacio Monteverde. You will hear the two traditions on their own and then they will be intertwined by the two great musical masters.
www.lauderdalehouse.org.uk

EVENTS

MY HOUSE MY BARI ‘71

When: Until Tuesday December 14

Where: Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

What: A free exhibition celebrating the 50th year of Bangladesh’s independence. Artist Rahemur Rahman and young people from ‘A’ Team Arts, and Tower Hamlets schools, recreate a living space depicting the homes of the British Bangladeshi community in 1971.
www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

BADNAAM

When: Saturday December 4

Where: Sway Bar, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5BZ

What: First Saturday of the month residency that sees DJ Shai Guy playing Bollywood and urban desi, alongside rotating special guests, such as BBC Asian Network radio presenters DJ Nish and Manara.
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DIL WALE BOLLYWOOD NIGHT

When: Saturday December 4

Where: Russell Court Hotel, 19 Bath Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EP

What: Dinner and dance event featuring a three-course meal, along with DJ Simz playing the biggest Bollywood and bhangra hits. There is an option to buy a party-only ticket.
www.fatsoma.com

MUSLIM MARRIAGE EVENT

When: Sunday December 5

Where: Tipu Sultan Restaurant, 18 The Parade, Leicester LE2 5BF

What: Formal event aiming to provide a platform for people seeking partners
in marriage. Advisors will be available to support and assist individuals who feel shy or are unable to initiate discussions with others.
www.eventbrite.com

SINGLE MUSLIM PROFESSIONALS SPEED DATING

When: Monday December 6

Where: Pizza Express, 99 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LF

What: Speed dating event for Muslim professionals aged 23-35 years old. Women will be seated, and men will rotate between tables every six minutes. At the end of each date, guests mark on their scorecard whether they would like to see that person again.
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YOGA BRUNCH

When: Tuesday December 7

Where: Room 43, 43 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5QW

What: An hour yoga class (all levels welcome) with local teacher Rachel Caffarate, followed by a tasty vegetarian Persian lunch and tea.
events.nappyvalleynet.com

THEATRE

LIFE OF PI

When: Until Sunday February 27, 2022

Where: Wyndham’s Theatre, 32-36 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA

What: A theatre play based on Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, which revolves around the sole human survivor of a shipwreck struck on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger, as they battle to survive an epic voyage across the ocean. The cast includes Hiran Abeysekera, Mina Anwar, Nicholas Khan, Payal Mistry and Raj Ghatak.
www.londontheatre.co.uk

DAWAAT

When: Tuesday December 14 – Thursday December 16

Where: Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4ES

What: An intergenerational theatre piece that brings together food, poetry,
live music, spoken word and contemporary south Asian dance, with female voices firmly at the heart of this production.
www.taratheatre.com

QUEEN OF HEARTS

When: Friday December 17 – Saturday December 18

Where: Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH

What: Story of a fading Bollywood actress, struggling to reconcile how she sees herself versus how the world perceives her, and the dialogue she has with her younger self. The production features musical interludes and a screening of two shorts from the Birmingham Indian Film Festival.
www.macbirmingham.co.uk

COMEDY

PAUL CHOWDHRY: FAMILY-FRIENDLY COMEDIAN

When: Friday December 3 and Thursday December 9

Where: De Montfort Hall, Granville Road, Leicester LE1 7RU & Eventim
Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, England W6 9QH

What: The popular comedian returns with a brand-new stand-up show about UK’s handling of the pandemic, why the rules of six only worked for white people, fame, England football fans and Tom Cruise landing his helicopter in someone’s garden.
www.paulchowdhry.com

DESI CENTRAL COMEDY SHOW

When: Sunday December 5

Where: The Leadmill, 6 Leadmill Road, Sheffield S1 4SE & The Wardrobe, 6 St Peter’s Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

What: The entertaining stand-up tour continues with two separate shows in
Sheffield and Leeds on the same day. Some top comedy talents will deliver plenty of laughs. Check website for full line-up.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

TEZ ILYAS: THE VICKED TOUR

When: Sunday December 5

Where: The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA

What: A brand-new stand-up show with comedian, TV personality and author, as he uses his trademark silly, smart, and subversive humour to celebrate all that we still have.
www.tezilyas.com

SUKH OJLA: LIFE SUKHS

When: Sunday December 12

Where: The Glee Club, The Arcadian, 70 Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD

What: Acclaimed stand-up comedian Sukh Ojla continues her solo tour of the UK with her show, where she talks about subjects, including mental illness, moving back in with her parents, identity and living a double life.
www.luventertainment.co.uk

CLASSES

SHAKTI DIVAS BHANGRA FUSION 2021

When: Until Tuesday December 14

Where: Heston Community School, Heston Road, Heston, Hounslow TW5 0QR

What: A weekly bhangra-Bollywood dance class led by renowned choreographer Rakhi Sood, which is designed to keep you fit in a fun and friendly environment.
www.watermans.org.uk

BOLLYX – THE BOLLYWOOD WORKOUT

When: Saturdays December 4, 11, 18

Where: Frederick Bremer School, Siddeley Road, London E17 4EY

What: A ladies-only Bollywood fitness inspired workout, where you will be
dancing away to some of the latest Bollywood and bhangra tracks.
www.eventbrite.com

FULL DAY SIMPLE INDIAN COOKERY COURSE

When: Saturday January 8, 2022

Where: Hounslow, London

What: A trip to the local Indian shop to learn about ingredients will be followed by a practical hands-on cooking course learning how to make a variety of Indian dishes, along with learning how to use spices to add a depth of flavour.
www.cookingwithmonisha.com

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